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Free Agency: Nick Markakis

The Baltimore Orioles had a pretty impressive year, placing first in the American League East with a 96-66 record. The Birds have been to the playoffs two times in the last four years, and that has been accomplished with the help of many players, but especially RF Nick Markakis. During the 2014 season, Markakis hit .276, 14 HR, with 50 RBI. The left-handed hitter recently won his...
Via On-Base Talk
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles agree with Rey Navarro on major-league contract

Shortstop Rey Navarro, a minor-league free agent, was signed by the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. The deal was a major-league contract. The speedy Puerto Rican drew interest from multiple teams, including the New York Yankees, but the Orioles beat out every single competitor. Roch Kubatko of MASN was the first to report that Baltimore had secured the switch-hitter. However, the...
Via On-Base Talk
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles sign Rey Navarro to minor league deal

The Orioles have landed free agent infielder Rey Navarro to a minor league contract pending a physical. On Friday it was reported that the 24-year-old Navrro and the Orioles were close to a contract so it is not a surprise that the team got a deal worked out. In Navarro the Orioles got a defensively sound shortstop who hit .282/.343/.435 this past year while in the Reds minor league...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Miller likely to get a four-year deal

It is ‘increasingly likely’ that free-agent reliever Andrew Miller will get a four-year contract according to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi. It was already reported that he has received multiple three-year offers that are on the table. Last week, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported that he was reviving interest from 22 teams. Free agent Andrew Miller already has multiple offers of...
Via On-Base Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz: Worth Five Years? Nelson Cruz single handedly ensured the divisional crown came home to Baltimore this year. While resident slugger Chris Davis fell back to the Mendoza line with more force than the bottom fell out of the economy, Cruz provided a presence that every manager had to account. For somebody who just finished a suspension for suspected performance enhancing drugs...
Via DC Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Miller Has Multiple Offers, Mets Have “No Shot”

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that reliever Andrew Miller has multiple three-year offers already in hand, making it increasingly likely that he will end up with a four-year deal. Additionally, Morosi states that Miller’s current offers would give him the highest annual value ever for a reliever without closing experience. The high water mark is currently at $6 million...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three sensible fits for Nelson Cruz

Credit: AP/Gene J. Puskar Nelson Cruz hit 40 home runs and drove in 108 RBIs for the Baltimore Orioles in 2014. As an elite DH on a market that views power as a premium, Cruz’s worth could be valued at roughly $15-18 million per year. He’s also a right-handed batter, giving him extra worth due to a league-wide power outage from that side of the plate. Take a look at what three...
Via Reading Between The Seams
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Andrew Miller Drawing Interest From 22 Teams In Free Agency

<input type="hidden" name="fallback" value="This embed is invalid" /> Andrew Miller has plenty of options. Miller already has drawn interest from 22 teams in free agency, according to’s Jon Heyman. The left-handed reliever...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Baltimore considering trading Ubaldo Jimenez

Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk for NBC Sports reports that the Baltimore Orioles have in fact been trying to shop Ubaldo Jimenez. The O's signed Jimenez to a $50 million contract last winter and the deal has not been good for the O's. All the O's saw from Jimenez was a record of 6-9 for the Orioles in 2014 and posted an ERA of 4.81 in just over 125 innings. Keep in...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Nick Markakis again discussing four-year deal with Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles and right fielder Nick Markakisare in "serious talks again" on a four-year contract according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman announced the news Thursday morning via Twitter just days after talks had reached a "lull" late last week.markakis and orioles are in serious talks, and there's optimism a 4-year deal could get done. http...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter’s 10-Year Plan And Life’s Crossroads

Orioles manager Buck Showalter's third AL Manager of the Year Award prompts thoughts on a writer's journey. The post Buck Showalter’s 10-Year Plan And Life’s Crossroads appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles interested in re-signing Johan Santana

The Baltimore Orioles are interested in re-signing pitcher Johan Santana. Santana was attempting to make a comeback from shoulder surgery last year when he tore his Achilles tendon. It was a tough blow for Santana who was close to returning to the big leagues. The 35-year-old is not quite ready to hang it up with his agent recently saying that Santana was “hellbent on coming back...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles’ marriage to Ubaldo Jimenez is on the rocks

Last winter, the Orioles signed Ubaldo Jimenez to a four-year, $50 million contract. This winter, they’re reportedly looking to get rid of Jimenez and the $38.75 million he’s still owed. Via’s Tracy Ringolsby… Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, who made only two starts and three relief appearances in the final 41 games of the regular season and didn’t appear in a postseason...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent: Andrew Miller Drawing Strong Interest From Teams Needing Closer

Andrew Miller’s recent track record suggests he could be suited for a ninth-inning role. Miller has been tremendous since converting to a full-time reliever with the Boston Red Sox in 2012. The left-hander’s agent, Mark Rodgers, told’s Jerry Crasnick that his client is generating strong interest from several teams in the market for a closer this offseason despite recording...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter, Matt Williams Win 2014 MLB Manager Of The Year Honors

NEW YORK — Baltimore’s Buck Showalter was voted American League Manager of the Year for the third time, edging the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Scioscia and Kansas City’s Ned Yost. Showalter received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced Tuesday. He kept up his pattern of winning the award once a decade...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Showalter, Nationals' Williams win Managers of the Year

NEW YORK — Baltimore's Buck Showalter was voted AL Manager of the Year for the third time, edging the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Scioscia and Kansas City's Ned Yost. Showalter received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Tuesday. He kept up his pattern of winning the award once a decade...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent of Nick Markakis to meet with multiple teams

The Baltimore Orioles and outfielder Nick Markakis have expressed interest in working out a new contract but that will not stop his agent from soliciting other offers. Markakis and the Orioles were said to be working out a four-year deal but, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, his agent is not scheduled to meet with several other clubs. Awarded the gold glove this year...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 free agent primer: AL East

The American League East seemingly wasn’t as dominant in 2014 as it had been in prior years, but that was largely because the Baltimore Orioles beat the crap out of everyone in their way. Can the O’s repeat in 2015 by retooling this winter? Baltimore Orioles Free agents: Alexi Casilla, Nelson Cruz, Kelly Johnson, Nick Markakis, Andrew Miller, Joe Saunders, Delmon Young Needs...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Closing In On 4-Year Deal With Markakis

Updated November 3 Great news for some of you MMO readers out there… No more posts about Nick Markakis and the Mets. Is it possible? Can it be true? Well according to a report by Baltimore beat writer Roch Kubatko, the Orioles have been huddled and negotiating with Markakis since the season ended and are expected to agree on a four-year deal very soon. Both sides want to get this...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles’ biggest questions for 2015

Courtesy: AP Photo/Chris O’Meara The Baltimore Orioles reached the ALCS in 2014, and the franchise is certainly looking towards the future already. While there are a number of constants returning next year, the O’s also feature a number of question marks for 2015. The following are some of the most important variables facing the Black and Orange. Nelson Cruz The slugger was a...
Via DC Sports-Kings
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Darren O'Day, Wei-Yin Chen, Nick Hundley

The 2014 postseason may have ended in a disappointing fashion for the Baltimore Orioles and their fans, but once the World Series ends, the business of preparing for next year officially begins. Even before exploring the free agent and trade markets, the Baltimore Orioles have players with team option years for 2015 to consider. Which players' options will the Orioles exercise...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Crush Davis to Beantown

As you all know by now, Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games by major league baseball for the use of amphetamines linked to Adderall he had taken to help him treat his ADHD. Davis failed to apply for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) this season after having previously being okay’d in years past. Davis was having a down year batting average wise, only hitting...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals vs. Orioles ALCS preview: Two small-market teams with something to prove

To all of those who assumed the Tigers and A’s to be in this position at the beginning of August, the two teams that will actually play for the American League pennant have exemplified the unpredictable nature of this season. What the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles also proved was that the means of arriving at the ALCS can vary significantly. But the results in the Division...
Via The Sports Daily
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles prepare for 2014 postseason

Sometimes you just need a little help from your friends. The Baltimore Orioles found that out last night as they clinched home-field advantage with a Chicago White Sox win over the Detroit Tigers. While the Orioles have exceeded expectations this season on their own, the White Sox secured that games one, two, and five of the ALDS will be played at Camden Yards. After clinching the...
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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